Best practice: Replication of Backup data onto external harddrive or NAS / different backup location
when using Acronis Cyber Protect, I always wondered how to replicate / sync backup-data from one backup-location to another backup-location (like an external harddrive or another NAS/SAN) in case of a desaster.
1. In what ways can I do this
2. And what would be best practice with less effort?
- 1x VMware-Acronis-Appliance
- 1x VMware agent
- a few VMware-VMs backed up via VMware agent ("agentless")
- a few MS Agents like MS AD, and MS Exchange backing up via agent (application-aware)
- -> backup-location a): NAS-storage via SMB
- Replicate data from backup-location a) (NAS-storage) onto a different backup-location in order to increase data-security in case of emergency (in case, backup-location a) goes down)
- possible other data-locations: another NAS, or a external hard-drive
My ideas were:
1. Replicate / synchronize data from backup-location a) onto b) (another NAS) via NAS-methods), (ie. via rsync, sftp, robocopy or similar)
--> problems: Navigatin Acronis-appliance onto backup-location b) and scanning the backup-data results in "empty" locations, thus Acronis cannot really read the "manual" synchronized data from location ab) to b)
Disadvantages: Since Acronis now uses AI, backup-data is now one single-file (tibX) which gets huge!!!
-> thus, "manual" replication of this huge single tibX-file takes hours, if not using copying via block-level...
2. Use Acronis to do the job: Edit the existing job from location a) and add a replication-path to b) ?!?
-> backup-job takes much longer and could fail if one location has issues...
Is this the better way?
3. Use acronis to do the job: Create another task to exclusively backup data onto its new location to location b)
-> more jobs create more administration-effort and the overview could be reduced due to many tasks...
Many thanks for your suggestions...